Shaibu lives in Densz village with his mom, dad, two younger brothers, and three younger sisters, who are all in primary school. His dad supports the family working as a secretary in a private hospital. Shaibu enjoys playing football (soccer) as a midfielder.

Shaibu has excellent grades and his strength is math and English. Biology is a challenge for him due to lack of books to study with. He also has to walk to school as having consistent money for transportation is rare. His future goal is to go to medical college to become a doctor.

Shaibu H. Update

The Good Soil Partners staff has spent a lot of time with Shaibu while handing out school supplies for other GSP scholars. He is so charismatic and it is clear that he loves life – he is always laughing and having a good time! He is a real pleasure to be around.

He enjoys school and said he is putting in a lot of effort into his studies despite the blackouts. With the blackouts in Malawi happening more frequently, it makes it harder for the students to study at night. Despite this setback, Shaibu reports that he is doing well this term and he really wants to beat his scores from last term!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I sponsor the same student?

Length of sponsorship for a student is your choice. We are thankful for the donations we receive. Good Soil Partners would be grateful to receive sponsorship of a student that follows her/him through their education either in secondary or college/higher education.  It would be great if you could help a child from their teenage years all the way through to them being productive adults thriving and helping the future of Malawi succeed.

What does my donation go toward?

Your donation will go toward student tuition, we support children in Secondary (High) Schools, in National Schools and Colleges. All of these students were chosen based on their high academic abilities, passing government exams and an application process completed by Good Soil Partners Board of Directors and local advisory person. The costs involved for each student ranges based on their particular circumstances, some of the things we provide are; tuition, room and board, food, school supplies and fees, school uniforms, computer, leadership training, as well as career & development opportunities.

Are other people sponsoring the same child?

People may be sponsoring the same child depending on your total donation and the cost of the students school and examination fees, school supplies, school uniforms and basic needs of secondary students. College students may also have more than one sponsor due to cost of tuition fees, stipend for boarding and food, writing materials and a computer.

Will my sponsored child write to me?

If you choose to sponsor a student, you will receive updates on a quarterly basis from the website.

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